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Research on Baba Yaga

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I'm researching Baba Yaga and your post, that states:

"In the second theory, which I could find in the Russian Web-Sites about the Slavic mythology, Baba Yaga has its origin in the beliefs and myths of the peoples living in Northern Russia (Nentsy, Finnish, Khanty, etc.). They had stone statues called Yagas or Golden Babas, a sort of local goddess asked for advices and empowered to decide about the life of people. Often they had their own little "huts" build on some trees` stumps and with lots of gifts including comestibles (recognize it?). The traditional exclamation of Baba Yaga "I smell Russian people here!" does also have an explanation. Russians used birch tar for their clothes (to make them waterproof) something rather different for the noses of the above mentioned tribes which lived in forests."

sounds really interesting to me. Can you tell me the site(s) that you got this information from?

I'd like to further pursue this theory about Baba Yaga's origin.


Research on Baba Yaga

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Feisor - -0- Generix I made it back - sortof ...

Unfortunately I don't think you'll get much help from this researcher - she hasn't posted since 2003.

Oh, smiley - sorry My name is Feisor and I too am an ACE (Assistant Community Editor) at h2g2, (there are lots of us) - Welcome to h2g2 BTW.

You can always check how active a researcher is by clicking n their name - their space will have "Last Posted XXXXXX"

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